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I Love Being In the Woods

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    I enjoy walking in the woods at every season

    of the year.  To me, trees are a majestic reminder of the mighty God we serve. They shade us from the summer's hot sunshine, delight our eyes with their fall colors and when they bud out in the spring, they remind us that summer is on its way. In the winter they combine with...
    SweetMae SweetMae 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    The woods is where I go to think.

    When I need to figure things out I go for a walk. Find a big tree that has character and think about all that tree has been through, and is still standing strong. It always makes any problems I am going through seem insignificant. I never feel alone in the woods, listening to...
    bigbob79 bigbob79 31-35, M Aug 12

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    The Wild Youth

    Its sunrise, the 20 or so of us are walking in a line on the side of a back road to get to the woods. To get to the lake. In tradition, we go at sunrise, and one by one we talk about what we want to do when we get our lives together. Our ages range from 8 to 23, so there are...
    bigeyesseemore bigeyesseemore 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Unusual Sounds, Smells

    Deep in the woods, miles from nowhere, not a sound of a train, car, person, or anything civilized is the most awesome thing to experience. The sounds the forests make from the insects, wildlife, creeks, rivers, falling branches, the wind blowing through the tree tops is...
    lovinnc lovinnc 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    I need to go on a long run slag walk in the

    woods when it is cool out . So relaxing .
    MixedMulatto MixedMulatto 18-21, M Feb 24

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    The woods are such a beautiful

    and relaxing place to be in. It can be loud or quiet. Appear dead or alive. There's a certain energy that thickens the atmosphere and I never want to leave. I have gone into a special area in the woods that my best friend "claimed" as his hahah. And there is a stream with a...
    FangsAndFurs13 FangsAndFurs13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Nature is half my life.

    It was the reason for my choice of degree (land surveying). So peaceful and calm. I love all the green, and love the smell, love the fresh running water. I love nature
    chrisfer chrisfer 22-25, M Jan 14

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    Where Love Goes To Grow

    We all have an environment in which we feel most comfortable. Some people love the beach, others the mountains, and still others like open fields and rolling hills.   I have always adored the woods. I like the trees, the woodland creatures that reside there, the rivers that...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 9 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    dachrisser dachrisser 36-40, M 2 Responses May 8

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    A sweet slumber. There is a stretch of wooded

    land directly behind my house (my grandmother’s house, really) which runs all the way from the highway to the big lake at the end of my street, traversed here and there by neighborhood roads with houses built on either side but leaving the woodland otherwise untouched...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    ​This story is for sunnywoods.

    She needs a bit solace and where to find better solace and peace than in the woods?The blue bells are blooming this time of the year.I've seen their beauty last year in May when I was on vacation in Cornwall.Here are some places you can find them:http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    All The Time

    I'm in the woods all the time when I'm in person form or when I shift I love to feel the crackle of dry leaves under my paws I love the fresh smell of the clean air and in the morning when it's crisp or after a rain shower and u get that smell of spring that's my favorite when it...
    FarrenRose FarrenRose 16-17, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    I feel so much when I'm in the forest.

    It makes me want to smile and also cry. It is like this perfect mixture of light and dark or day and night.
    mdmlbird mdmlbird 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    In the woods I feel like I can be myself.

    I don't know, I just feel like the trees and sky above understand me best. It's stupid, but it's how I live.
    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Literally on our doorstep is a vast

    once Royal domain called the New Forest. I love to go wandering alone in the forest to find images to draw, yes, but also just to enjoy the trees. During the summer I have been able to go in, and take off my clothes and sensualise in the forest, and the ideas for paintings have...
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My heart and soul is in the woods.

    It's wear I belong. With my kind not out hear. Yes I like it but I'm safer in the woods. I love the smell of the creek and tress the woods is my home and wear I belong
    krista46 krista46 18-21, T May 20

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    I feel so connected with nature.

    The trees, the grass, the clouds.... Everything is alive and breathing. As are humans. We are all connected to the earth and come from it, but we tend not to acknowledge it. It's very important to get back in touch with nature! Go for a walk in the woods, breathe in the air that...
    swayingtree swayingtree 22-25, M Feb 10

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    My Woods

    I miss my woods, I used to spend everday in my woods but since I went to dorm for college in a city a hour away I can't go to my woods. I miss hunting and fishing and shooting my bow at squirrels. I miss my woods :(
    the1ginger1kid the1ginger1kid 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    My Rustic Sensibilities

    Woods appeal to my rustic sensibilities.   They almost have an ethereal and mystical quality for me that I find really enchanting. When the sunlight trickles down through the foliage and casts warm tones and hues in the forest and I see how the light sparkles through the canopy...
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 13 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    Bluebells

    Last week would have been our annual Bluebell walk. Our chosen location is a private wood that opens to the public for a small fee (all proceeds go to charity). The bluebells in these particular woods are so lush and plentiful, it feels like you are walking through a deep, purple...
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    The wind in the trees with branches whipping

    and rain pouring during a wild summer storm. The early spring glimpses of trillium or jack-in-the-pulpit. The silent stillness of a winter wood with snow dripping from branches. The explosion of orange and red and the crackle of leaves under foot in the autumn.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Surrounded By Nature

    There is nothing like being in the woods, surrounded by nature, cradled in it's embrace. If you listen carefully you can hear the rhythm of life as it softly speaks to you, letting you know that you are part of something greater than yourself.
    308shooter 308shooter 56-60, M 1 Response May 26, 2012

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    I long to be in the woods,

    hiking, and just loving nature. Everything about the woods sets me free and lights a fire in my soul. I love it. My heart aches when i can't go to my happy place in the woods. Heaven is hiking through the trees and look down at the lake.
    vickiraney89 vickiraney89 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    The woods relax my soul

    and fill me with happiness... Sometimes I go there just to cool off when I've had a bad day. Or other times I just want to sit and read a book or something
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I would give anything to be able to escape to

    go camping for a week. No technology. No city. No people. Just me and the earth around. But not a campsite. Too busy and modernized. I want pure nature. Near a river. Lots of pines, with plenty of others rustling in the breeze. The clatter of pine cones falling in the distance...
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 18 Responses Mar 3

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    It's pure bliss in the woods,

    I feel like I'm at home when I'm there. I can get away from..well, everything. The air goes through my lungs smoother and I can be completely alone. Unfortunately, I've been told I'm no longer allowed in the woods. The one thing that makes me happy is gone- for now.
    cutie3point14 cutie3point14 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I have a lake house in Wisconsin

    and it's amazing up there. We have no one next to busboys just trees. It's so peaceful.😌
    houseofwolves13 houseofwolves13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My first experience (I'm a city girl) "Zip the

    tent" Me "why?" "You don't want the spiders and snakes to get in!" "Spiders and snakes???" "You are in the woods...do you think they cleared them out for you??" "yes!!!!"
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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    The Feel of the Forest Around Me

    There's something about the woods... I'm no crazy, tree-hugging, wood-singing exremist, but I can feel the strength of the trees when they're all together in the woods or forest. Mostly there is that wonderful, peaceful calm of being there, and the chances of catching glances of...
    Brit247 Brit247 31-35, M 10 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    I love being in the woods it just washes all my

    cares away I just feel like I'm part of it I know it sounds sappy but I feel at one with nature I like to use a bow when I go hunting cause it doesn't make all the noise a gun makes the bang of a gun seems out of place in the beautiful sereneness of nature that's why I try to...
    hoghunterboy hoghunterboy 13-15, M Feb 19

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    Trees take so long to grow

    that they live in a time outside ours. A single tree lives across generations of us, so a wood brings us the wonderful and spiritual in a way not many places can. There is a sense of otherness within its boundaries. There is peace, regeneration and wildness for us there.
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 9

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    I Miss It

    I few years ago, I was living so freely. I had two major responsibilities: go to work and pay my bills, the rest was an open schedule to do whatever I damn well pleased. Most of my free time was spent with my best friend Emily; we shared a deep connection and similar...
    livelustlove livelustlove 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Going on a walk with my friends.

    My parents are arguing so I am going to clear my head with some fresh air.
    ZoeAmilia ZoeAmilia 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    My wife and I watched Naked

    and Afraid on T.V. last night. We found it exciting. We are making plans to spend 24 hours in the woods totally naked with only matches, a pot and a knife. We are not daring enough to go any longer yet. Will have to see how this goes when it warms up a little more.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I like being nature and I find peace in the

    woods espically at dusk and dawn when they seem to come alive and go to sleep!
    Flackster28 Flackster28 16-17, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Four years ago I moved to a big city

    and I swear I went through "forest withdrawal" or something. The lack of trees and animals was really depressing at first, and I nearly moved back home. I grew up surrounded by the woods and even after four years I still miss all the nature. In the spring and summer I go out...
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    I don't know why but I've been really drawn to

    the woods lately. Although I won't go there anytime soon in case of Slenderman, and because it's winter and very cold and snowy outside...
    mangadrawer12321 mangadrawer12321 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    But mosquito netting is a must.

    LOL I love trees. In fact I am a tree hugger. I used to be a tree climber. :P However misquitos love me & I hate them. Interesting thing though. Mosquitos in rural areas (where there are vasts amounts of trees) don't seem to have nearly as nasty a bite as the ones that bite me...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to walk in the forest with someone I'm

    close to one day. I imagine we'd just walk around and talk for a while and then find somewhere quiet and isolated to just lay down and watch life pass by.
    deathbear deathbear 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Nature shows all life lessons---> Trees-to

    stand tall,know your roots,enjoy the view,drink lots of water,and go out on a limb Water and streams-keep moving,purity and being natural(yourself) is the best Flowers- always blossom and stand out Rocks- sometimes your left on the ground,hard,and cold but it's okay your not...
    nicole5227 nicole5227 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    I Live In The Woods

    Our house is in the woods our drive is like a 1/2 mile long. You can't see our house from the road. We live on a river and from our shore you can't see any other houses. I love where we live.
    mebme mebme 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    Walking through pathways,

    listening to the animals and birds.. Crunching leaves beneath my steps, soft rain or a down pour.. Sitting beneath a tree in the woods and writing in one of my notebooks, humming or listening to music. Reading books in certain spots, walking through while holding hands with...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 5

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    There are certain people among us

    that share similar yet unique abilities and talents- and loves. One of these may be the love for nature, night time...or even hunting. I'm looking to get together those among us like this. Those that may have a secret they can't share.... a possibly "supernatural" secret...
    FangsAndFurs13 FangsAndFurs13 18-21, F Mar 24

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    i grew up in the woods.

    every turn is something new because it was hidden by the shadows and the trees. i love the musty smell of the fallen leaves and eeriness of the the vines as dusk comes. the hidden treasures in a woods is incredibly diverse and always carries its secrets, leaving your...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Being in the woods is the best :) Everything is

    untouched by society and u can see nature blossoming and it also helps me calm down and relax :) it is also a beautiful sight and just makes u want to be good and if the woods is far enough from civilization, you can scream as loud as you can and get all ur pent up anger out. It...
    crazymornings crazymornings 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I live in the countryside

    and love being outdoors and going to the woods. It's a great place to walk and cycle or to just be by yourself :) A lot of people spend way too much time indoors and miss out on a lot...
    Fionn567 Fionn567 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    There's something so good about being in the

    woods, alone, in the dark. Feeling so vulnerable and free. Smoke leaving my lips whilst looking up at the dark trees and moonlit sky.
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Being In The Woods

    This probably sounds weird but id rather go into the middle of the woods and climb in a tree then go to a party
    kxrstxn kxrstxn 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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